Eviction Defense Project
ATTENTION: Legal Action is limiting operations in reponse to the COVID-19 emergency. Please see details on our COVID-19 / Coronavirus Response Plan page under the "Contact us" heading.
Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project (EDP) is court-based, FREE legal aid for low-income tenants who are facing eviction.
At the EDP, eligible clients can obtain FREE legal aid with their evictions, including:
• Brief legal advice
• Settlement assistance
• Document drafting
• Limited scope in-court representation
The EDP has locations in Milwaukee and Dane Counties:
Milwaukee County Court House
901 N. 9th St., Room 411
Volunteer Hours: 12:30PM-4:00PM
Mondays, Thursdays, and certain Wednesdays and Fridays
Call (414) 278-7722 for availability
Dane County Courthouse
215 S. Hamilton St., 2nd Floor
Madison, WI 53703
Intake at L1007 / Law Library
Volunteer attorney shifts are available Tuesday mornings (8:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.) or afternoons (1-4:30 p.m.)
Phone: (608) 256-3304
Fax: (608) 256-0510
EDP representation is limited in scope, meaning that volunteer attorneys are obligated only for their scheduled shift. Unless the volunteer elects to take a case on for a longer term, there is no extended representation required and the representation will terminate at the close of the day.
If you are interested in volunteering at EDP, please complete the registration form here. A Legal Action staff member will be in touch soon. (Housing law expert attorneys are onsite or available over the phone each afternoon to support volunteers.)